Naka wary of Brumbies' kick

    2013-07-17 21:30
    Sydney - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské says he is aware of how his Brumbies counterpart Jake White will want to approach their Super Rugby qualifier in Canberra on Sunday.

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    reports that the Cheetahs will have to execute their set plays accurately and kick intelligently in order to overcome the Australian conference-winning Brumbies.

    Drotské admitted that although he feels his opponents are a well-organised outfit, his team are aware of the task at hand in the franchise's first Super Rugby playoff match

    "Jake (White) knows exactly how he wants to play," said Drotské.

    "He plays in the right areas on the field - his team won't play in their own half.

    "They place a very high premium on set piece play and tactical kicking.

    "Tactically we will have to be spot on, ensure our tactical kicking is on the mark.

    "We are well aware of what awaits and are under no illusion as to the enormity of the task," the Cheetahs coach told this website.

    Drotské added that he feels the week's rest has allowed them adequate preparation time and expects his team to be up for the fight when the finally arrive in Canberra after spending the first part of the week in Sydney.

    "We were in the fortunate situation that we had a bye last week, so we put most of the hard work (in Bloemfontein) on Thursday and Friday," he added.

    "We are aiming to keep our training sessions below and hour this week to keep the players sharp ahead of Saturday's game.

    "The hard work has already been done.

    "When it comes to play-offs it is more it is more about the mental preparations."

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